ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 08, 1972
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(Studio) In House of Representatives, Republicans pick up 11 additional seats, but fall far short of 39 needed to win control. Congress black caucus members reelected, 3 new members added. Democrats gain 2 Senator seats. 4 Republican incumbents toppled: ME's Smith, Colorado's Allott, Iowa's Miller, and DE's Boggs. Democrats win 11 of 18 contests for governor Nixon landslide, thus, result of widespread ticket-splitting. In Illinois, Nixon won easily, but Democrat Dan. Walker won gov. seat over Republican incumbent Richard Ogilvie.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Chicago, Illinois) Walker made 1200 mile handshaking walk across Illinois. Insisted machine politics could be defeated by taking campaign to people. He wins, despite support for Nixon and Senator Charles Percy, because of massive ticket splitting. [WALKER - says election proves people make up own minds on basis of individual candidates.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller
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